Books & Essays
Books & Essays
10 August 2017

Sexual paranoia on campus

Laura Kipnis on the perversity of protecting students from adult relationships.

4 August 2017

Nietzsche for our times

He would have some choice words for our tame, narcissistic culture.

Lenin was nothing but politics

Catherine Merridale on Lenin the man, the revolutionary and why he banned smoking on a train.

28 July 2017

EH Carr’s sense of history

What is History? still provides a powerful retort to cultural pessimism.

28 July 2017

Inside Hemingway’s head

A new book explores the effect chronic alcoholism and head trauma had on the writer’s late work.

28 July 2017

India’s dialectic of progress

Two new books show how far post-independence India has come, and how far it has still to go.

28 July 2017

A radical life

Frank Furedi talks to Tom Slater about Stalinist Hungary, Sixties radicalism, revolutionary communism and Brexit.

30 June 2017

The declinist imagination

Arthur L Herman on progress, despair and why today isn't like the 1930s.

30 June 2017

Why you should be optimistic

Matt Ridley takes on the doom-mongers.

30 June 2017

The democratic awakening

We rebelled against technocracy, but TINA still rules.